The City of Duluth Property, Parks, and Libraries Department has announced they will be reopening three Parks and Recreation buildings that had been mostly closed since the start of the pandemic.

While there is hope that more facilities could be reopened in the future, the initial phase of the reopening will include Morgan Park Community Center, Washington Center Gymnasium, and Portman Community Center. The City says these buildings will be managed, used, and cleaned in accordance with disease prevention plans consistent with federal and state guidelines.

The Parks facilities will be open for rental purposes and will require a City-approved disease prevention plan outlining how the renter will work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during their use. The plan must be consistent with federal, state, and city guidelines.

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You can click here to check on facility availability and make reservations at Portman or Morgan Park, as well as outdoor park spaces and pavilions.

To inquire about reservations at the Washington Center Gym and other athletic facilities, please contact Nick Budnik, Recreation Specialist, at 730-4314 or e-mail him at nbudnik@duluthmn.gov.

Those looking to rent these facilities will need to submit a City-approved disease prevention plan outlining how they will work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during their use. The plan must be consistent with federal, state, and city guidelines. Interested residents are invited to call the Parks and Recreation Division at 730-4300 for guidance.

There are also several fall recreation programs that have openings.  You can click here to see the schedule.

Park buildings that will remain closed through the winter include Grant Community Center, Lafayette Community Center, Harrison Community Center, Wade Stadium, and Wheeler Fieldhouse. City staff has begun winterizing and locking these buildings for the season.